interior design

Fernish lets you be Fickle about Furniture

If you lack couch commitment, you can rent instead

Fernish co-founders Lucas Dickey, left, and Michael Barlow

Sean Meyers

Put a Little Belgian-Palace Flavor in Your Living Room

Interior designer Brian Paquette finds inspiration from European travels.

Brian Paquette’s “Brussels” (left) and “Edinburgh” (right) pillows are inspired by European architecture.

Caroline Craighead

Ellen DeGeneres’ Furniture Line Launches in Bellevue

The talk show host is getting into the sofa game.

Thomasville Home Furnishings conjures images of hefty dining tables and dark wood hutches—in other words, the kind of décor your grandmother would buy. The brand is over 100 years old, but until recently, there’s been a disconnect between the quality of its product and its aesthetic. In an age where light and minimalist are the…

Nia Martin

This Capitol Hill Paint Shop is Crazy About Customized Colors

Whip up custom colors for your home at this Instagram-worthy paint boutique.

At Capitol Hill’s Paint Laboratory, customers are encouraged to use Pinterest and magazine imagery to help determine the perfect custom paint hue

Rebecca Ratterman

Now, This is How You Build a Waterfront Patio

The whole gang can revel in the great outdoors at this Orcas Island sanctuary.

A drought-resistant living roof floats above this Orcas Island vacation home and deck.

Lauren Mang

This Prefab Kitsap County Home Went From Sterile to Stylish

The Emerald Studio warms up one family’s formerly austere home.

Pops of blue link the rooms of the house, creating cohesion and transforming the aesthetic.

Nia Martin

Seattle’s Top Shops Showcase Our Favorite Home Design Trends

Your guide to the hottest pieces from the best local shops.

Seattle is a hub of design and innovation, and that creativity also applies to the spaces we call home. From unique materials to imaginative forms, our city’s interior design shops have no shortage of distinctive decor to transform the rooms we inhabit. Taking a cue from our four favorite design trends (including the enduring Northwest…

Nia Martin, Kate Calamusa

Houzz Tour: Turning the Tide for a Pacific Northwest Island Home

A renovation of a 1980s home on Whidbey Island celebrates water views, color and eclectic style

This article originally appeared on  At the time this vacation home on Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound was built, parachute pants and leg warmers were all the rage. While clothing styles have evolved since the early 1980s (thankfully), the home hasn’t. A major two-year renovation brought this waterfront retreat up to snuff on…

Karen Egly-Thompson, Houzz Contributor

A Kitchen on the Bright Side

White paint lightens up a formerly bland kitchen and dining nook, proving that this color is anything but boring

Kitchen cabinets, affixed overhead, increased storage and removed shadows, while two different shades of white paint—for the topmost cabinets and the adjacent wall—enlivened the adjoining rooms

Lauren Mang